We miss the days of discovering a new talent in the lobby of a magic convention and picking up his notes. This was, in our youth, the best way to REALLY discover the underground work of emerging talent. The internet has more or less put an end to that. So we were elated with the quality Bada-Bing, a booklet by the very talented Ryan Matney.
Most don't know the name Ryan Matney, but he's an extremely clever, skilled card worker, and this PDF features his best and newest material. It's a fifty-page PDF with 100 crystal-clear photographs.
Here's what's included:
Plan B Aces – When the plan to locate all four Aces fails, the magician resorts to Plan B with surprising results.
Is it Close? – Trick and script come together in this simple effect that audiences will remember long after more complicated pieces.
Closer Still – The preceding trick is elaborated on to produce an easy Triumph effect.
Metro Ltd. – A version of Aldo Colombini’s “Paramount” in which a blank card magically prints itself into the spectator’s selected card, using no gaffs and only basic sleight of hand.
Jokus Locus – A fantastic opener to a card routine. The Joker Locator never fails to find the jokers in a shuffled deck.
Flush Exchange – A curious combination of gambling lore, coincidence, and transposition.
Homer’s Odd, You See – The most practical, audience pleasing, version of the “Oscar” effect you can find.
Count Elmsley’s Treasure – A fun version of Alex Elmsley’s “Diamond Cut Diamond” with a full routine.
A View to an Overkill – A self-working expansion of Al Leech’s “Spectator Does a Trick” that elevates the routine to a new level.
Counted on it – My take on Paul Cummins’s classic “Counting on it.” This time, there is no adjustment, no spreading the deck, no problem getting the correct number of cards under control.